By Emmitt Murphy
Note: This article will contain spoilers.
Directed by Andy Serkis, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s “Venom” starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom and Woody Harlson as Cleatus Cassady and Carnage.
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Released in the United States on Oct. 1, the film has grossed $90 million on its opening weekend with a current box office total of $353 million.
Critics seem rather indifferent about the film with ratings of 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, 48 on Metacritic, and 6.5 on IMDb. On the other hand, audiences seemed to enjoy the film with an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.3 on Metacritic.
The film wastes no time and jumps straight into action. Within the first 20 minutes, Cleatus’s motivations are set and the amazing computer-generated imagery for Venom is shown in full, not to mention the witty banter between Eddie and Venom. While Cleatus and Carnage’s rampage through the city, watching Eddie and Venom argue like a married couple is very entertaining.
The finale is down wonderfully, from the action to the atmosphere. The fight was incredibly tense as Venom was at a disadvantage at almost every moment, not to mention the incredible CGI on both symbiotes.
“‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is action packed and has many humorous moments,” says Citrus Valley freshman Presley Price. “The special effects were excellent along with the soundtrack. Overall, I liked the movie and recommend it to Marvel and sci-fi fans.”
Though the movie is fun to watch, critics aren’t too fond of the film due to plot conveniences such as how the symbiotes can do almost anything.
As Eddie searches for the bodies of Cleatus’s victims, Venom is seemingly able to do everything. From perfectly remembering a drawing on a wall to making Eddie type extremely fast.
Carnage also falls victim to the symbiote plot convenience. In the movie, Carnage is able to do incredibly outlandish actions, including hacking a computer to find the location of Ravencroft Institute.
With a runtime of only one hour and thirty minutes, Naomie Harris’s character of Shriek is not able to get any character development. She appears to be a simple plot device to give Eddie and Venom a disadvantage with her staple super-sonic screams.
For anyone with a liking to superhero movies or anyone who just likes a fun experience, the film is a good watch.
Also, Spider-Man fans who plan to see the film might want to stay past the credits.